UUA is Latest Religious Group to Renew Ties with Boy Scouts

From a UUA News Alert:

“Today the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding designed to provide guidance to Unitarian Universalist congregations who wish to charter scouting units.

The Boston-based UUA is the latest religious group to renew its relationship with the BSA following the Union for Reform Judaism and the United Church of Christ. This move towards re-establishing organizational ties is due to the BSA’s recent policy changes making scouting more inclusive of gay scouts and gay scout leaders.

“We have always acknowledged the many shared values between the Boy Scouts and our Unitarian Universalist tradition. I am happy to see our two organizations form new bonds of mutual understanding which will allow Unitarian Universalist boys and young men who want to participate in scouting to be able to do so within their own Unitarian Universalist community,” said the Rev. Peter Morales, president of the UUA.cies and regulations of each organization to establish and nurture Scouting units as an expression of the pastoral care and outreach of the youth ministry of the UUA and its member congregations so that boys, young men, and adults may nurture their religious life in a supportive and welcoming Unitarian Universalist community.”

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